Posted by: Marco | June 2, 2011

Lovely old England

We are alive and well and camping in England.

This is a short post to update you on our whereabouts. On Saturday, 28 May, we drove to Paris, got stuck for about 2 hours in a traffic jam that almost caused us to miss our train. We sat down on the Eurostar high-speed train to London and three minutes later it departed Gare du Nord. Phewww. Blood pressure was sky-high. Ride under the English Channel was a bit of a non-event.

Arrived London in a very crowded St Pancras Station (saint pancreas to Owen and Anique). After a 45 minute ”tube” ride and short cab rided we settled into our new digs: The Elms Caravan Campground in the Epping Forest. This basic site was home for 4 nights while we investigated London.   We saw and did lots: London Eye, ”Much Ado About Nothing” at the Globe, parks, palaces, and stuff. Best: Shakespeare. Worst: Prices (34 pounds to walk through Westminster Abbey …we gave it a miss).

Rented a car and headed West to Great Missenden (home of Roald Dahl) and then north-west through the Cotswolds and into Worcestershire. We hiked some hills, visited the Morgan factory museum and have enjoyed lovely weather. Tomorrow, off again. This time north to Liverpool (the Beatles museum) and then into the Lake District for some walks.

Camera is on the fritz…so no pictures at the moment. Supper time: chichen korma awaits. Carpe annum!



  1. Hi,
    I just stumbled across your site today. We are leaving for Europe on Aug. the 8th. Although it is not for a year we will be travelling for 5 months. We are getting pretty excited. Your site is great. Our kids are 11 and 7. Both in French Immersion in Toronto. I laughed when I saw the JUMP and curriculum books. I was hoping you might have a minute to let me know how you went about getting your long term stay permit. I have contacted many people about this but have not made much head way.
    Hope to hear from you. Thanks and happy, happy return.

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